10 Time Savers For Busy Moms

Time Saving Tips for Moms

Disclosure: I am working with Dryel as a blog ambassador this year and receiving compensation for my posts in exchange for my honest opinion about their product. As always, all words here are mine!

What does every busy mom want (besides wine and a personal chef)?A busy mom wants more time. Time I tell you!

There was a point in time when I visited the dry cleaners weekly. Thankfully I work in a more casual office now and when I do need to dry clean something I can use Dryel at home. An eliminated errand is like gold to a busy mom. Gold! Why am I dishing about dirty duds at my house? I’m working with Dryel as a blog ambassador this year and I wanted to share some of my favorite time-saving tips with you this week. Here you go!

Eradicate Unnecessary Emails Do you know how many email addresses I have? It boggles the mind. Between work, my blog, my secret agent double life (just joking…are you still reading) and my personal email address I have FIVE. I’m sure you can relate. Right? (At least I hope so.) Now I promise I am not an email address hoarder and I’ve taken steps to cut out the extraneous emails. I use Unroll.Me to easily unsubscribe to all those sale updates and other emails I signed up for once upon a time that are not just clogging up my inboxes.

Order Stamps Online Do you know how many times I’ve scrounged for a stamp in the bowels of my purse (only to find lint-covered gum)? Order a book of stamps online. If your post office is like mine, there is always a line a 10 miles long. Avoid the hassle and order stamps online and stash them in your wallet.

Schedule Your Caffeine Invest in a coffeemaker with a timer so that your morning jolt of java is ready as soon as you step foot into the kitchen.

Hold A Regular Weekly Family Meeting Go over the week’s schedule with your family on Sunday evening during dinner so that everyone knows expectations for the week.

Use An Online Scheduler Our Girl Scout troop has been using SignUpGenius to coordinate our many cookie booths. It’s a life saver, and a time saver.

Organize Your News Use a service such as Feedolu (which I love as it’s very visual) to create themed walls for articles you want to clip and save electronically for work research, etc. Netvibes is also an incredible online aggregator of all your feeds.

Share a Calendar I am a long-time holdout of the almighty paper planner and cute pens, but my husband and I share a Google calendar now and it makes things much easier to keep track of on a daily basis.

Use a Slow Cooker Every time I fire up my slow cooker I wonder I don’t use it for every meal. It really is a sigh of relief to walk in the door after a crazed day and smell dinner cooking!

Schedule Your SoMe Are you a blogger or do you moderate a Facebook or Twitter account for a small business? Use a scheduler such as Tweetdeck or Hootsuite to schedule posts. Here’s a handy dandy list of nearly 60 (yup) free Twitter tools. So seriously why are you NOT timing at least some of your Tweets?

Dry Clean at Home Use Dryel to refresh your nicer dresses, sweaters, and tops at home and save money and time by eliminating another errand across town.

 

 What time-saving tips do you have to share with me? Any cool websites or apps that you’ve found that really help you save time?

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The Ultimate Tween Girl Gift Guide: 20 Gifts Under $20

Tween Holiday Gift Guide


Happy week before Christmas scrambling! I either need a shot of espresso or a shot of tequila, depending on the hour.


If you have girls ages 9 to 12, I’ve hand picked 20 gifts all priced at $20 or less. Several are available on Amazon, which is my go-to online shopping destination during this crazy season because of the fast and free shipping (we have an Amazon Prime account), and I’ve linked up accordingly. I still have a bit of shopping to do, but almost have my girls’ shopping complete! Just need to pick up stocking stuffers.


Are you finished with your holiday shopping yet? What do your tween/teen daughters want for Christmas? My 9-year-old has her sights set on a Tomodachi Life game for her Nintendo DS as well as the Disney Infinity game for our Wii U. My 12 1/2 year old is all about clothes and loves all things Bethany Mota at Aeropostale.


Without further ado, here are my picks for this year’s tween girl gift guide:


Tween Girls Gift Guide for Christmas 2014




 

 

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Murphy’s Law of Leftovers

...turkey leftovers and turkey tetrazzini to be exact.

recipe fail wine for mom

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